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  • Building the Purpose Driven Pulpit

    World Challenge Staff
    October 15, 2020

    When we’re building a ministry team or pushing our church to grow, how do we strategically develop a purposeful and driven group of mature believers?

    Ravi Zacharias traveled around the world, ‘helping the thinker to believe and the believers to think.’ He often brought several apprentices with him, young apologists who would work alongside him on these trips. One of these was a young man who had recently converted from Islam to Christianity. His name was Nabeel Qureshi. 

  • A Gift in the Time of Need

    Rachel Chimits
    October 14, 2020

    In Kenya, our partners are working to support families who have children with special needs and who have been affected by the COVID lockdowns.

    Being the parent of a special needs child is a daily challenge, but in Kenya while many facilities are closed and resources are limited thanks to COVID, it can feel overwhelming some days.

  • Bringing News to the Borderlands

    Rachel Chimits
    October 13, 2020

    As the Congo continues to struggle with COVID, our partners are working to spread helpful information and the gospel message of hope.

    World Challenge’s partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been planning to educate communities about COVID-19 as one of our community development activities in the Beni region.

  • Churches Breaking Like Biscuits

    Rachel Chimits
    October 2, 2020

    Believers in the West have more religious options and liberties than ever, but the church seems to be struggling in direct proportion, so what’s the problem?

    “Marriages these days are breaking like biscuits,” laments Sima Taparia, otherwise known as Sima Aunty to her clients in Netflix’s popular show Indian Matchmaking.

  • A Voice Calling on the Wind

    Rachel Chimits
    October 1, 2020

    Burundi’s churches are using the radio to endorse COVID prevention methods and the hope of the gospel to their entire nation.

    As COVID-19 began to hit the continent of Africa, many churches faced the difficulty of inaccurate reports and contradicting instructions from their governments. In some places, people simply had no idea what was happening to their country and the entire region.

  • What if I Don’t Wait for God?

    Rachel Chimits
    September 30, 2020

    When the answers to our prayers seem to get delayed, our greatest temptation often becomes trying to help God out.

    Texting someone and then waiting for their response can sometimes feel like agony. I imagine that sending letters with high-stakes content was similar, but the problem with phones is that the return message could come any minute. If it doesn’t, then I have questions.

  • A Desperate Cry for God

    Patrick Dow
    September 29, 2020

    The next generation in the Ukraine is desperate for Christ’s healing and power to make a difference in their lives and their nation.

    “Nicky! Nicky! Pray for me!”

    We had just finished a huge crusade in Chernivtsi, western Ukraine near the Moldova and Romania borders. As the altar call ended and the crowd was being dismissed, a desperate, heavily accented voice cried out to me from the edge of the stage.

  • When Is It Okay for Me to Judge?

    Rachel Chimits
    September 28, 2020

    We often hear that we shouldn’t judge others, but does this mean that we shouldn’t speak up if we notice sin or problems in someone else’s life?

    David Wilkerson wrote about a small but jarring experience he once had in a bank. He’d walked in to make a withdrawal from his account. All was moving along as per usual until the teller handed him the cash he had requested.